City of Binghamton, New York

Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

Improving home energy efficiency keeps energy dollars local, strengthens household budgets, creates jobs, reduces carbon-dioxide emissions, and generates a lasting stimulus for the local economy. Below are resources to help you make your home more energy efficient: 

  • Green Jobs - Green New York: The Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Program provides New Yorkers with access to reduced or no-cost energy audits, installation services, low-cost financing, and pathways to training for various green-collar careers. This program can help you reduce your utility bill with no upfront costs. To learn more about how you can reduce your utility costs and make your home more comfortable, visit the Green Jobs NY - Southern Tier website or call the Public Policy Education Fund at (607) 772-8953. 
  • The City of Binghamton is partnering with Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension to replicate an innovative educational program: the Energy Leadership Program, which was developed by Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension.  The program empowers residents to become leaders in promoting energy efficiency.   The Energy Leadership Education Program aims to overcome the barriers to energy retrofitting by engaging and educating community leaders about the economic potential for energy efficiency in their community – starting with their home. 
  • NYSERDA's Renewable Energy page is a central point of contact for Renewable Energy Resources in New York State. Here you will find information about financial incentives for on site renewable energy installations, eligible installers, and other useful resources, including the Clean Power Estimator which will help you calculate the costs and savings of installing solar panels on your home or business.
  • The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency serves as a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training for the workers.
  • Renew Broome County provides information for residents and businesses in Broome County about energy conservation and opportunities to reduce home and business energy expenses.